Professor Udaykumar R Y is Director MNIT – Jaipur, Professor (On-lien), Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal. He has taught at different institutes across the country for more than three decades.
Prof. Udaykumar was the principal investigator in several projects funded by MHRD in the areas of Microgrid, Grid connected Photovoltaic Systems, DSP Based Embedded Controller for Multilevel Inverters and so on. He has guided 40 M.Tech theses and 10 research scholars have already been awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He has travelled extensively in countries like Sri Lanka, Canada, Australia, Germany and the US for chairing the sessions at IEEE conferences. His current work areas include Smart Grid, Energy System Engineering, Power Electronics and Distributed Generation.
Apart from teaching and research, he is a senior member of IEEE. He is also the Life-Member of different bodies like ISTE, SESI, IE and ISLE.
As a visionary, he believes in societal change for the benefit of humanity and therefore, he takes avid interest in community development programmes. He is a key member of Abhyudaya Sanga and Jagruthi. All these organizations are instrumental in bringing about a change among the unprivileged children and reducing the resource wastage.
Prof. Udaykumar has taken over the Additional charge as Director of NIT Goa on 18/10/2016 A.N.